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Get to know our ventures
There's a whole bunch.
Workbee
BETTER JOBS IN CARE,
MEDICINE & SOCIAL SERVICES
Searchtalent
ACTIVE SOURCING AT 
A FIXED PRICE
cync
Cultural Workforce analytics
Hammerjobs
RECRUITMENT IN THE CRAFT SECTOR
heynanny
High-quality care for children and seniors as a benefit
Clypp
SMART VIDEO DOCUMENTATION
Ordio
THE FUTURE OF SHIFT PLANNING
Hidden Smiles
DIGITAL RECOGNITION & APPRECIATION
Collego
INTEREST-BASED EMPLOYEE NETWORKING & LONG-TERM RETENTION
WÖRK
REAL CAREER ORIENTATION AND SUSTAINABLE RECRUITMENT
Lene Health
MAKING MENTAL HEALTH A TOP PRIORITY IN COMPANIES
Candoora
A MODERN WAY TO IMPLEMENT LASTING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Selectic
Validating hard skills & providing HR people analytics
Compounder
STUDY APPLICATION 
MADE SIMPLE
Skillties
RUN YOUR ORGANIZATION SKILL-BASED
Wondder
TRAINING IN VIRTUAL REALITY
Boardowl
MATCHING PEOPLE WITH ORGANIZATIONS FOR BOARD POSITIONS
Novaheal
THE #1 LEARNING APP FOR NURSING TRAINEES
clipvert
TIKTOK AS A SERVICE
Talentlobby
AI-based recruiting foR THE hospitality industry
WAY
Relieves small HR teams in daily business with a clever IT solution
HR-Autopilot
automates hr workflows across 160 systems
Exits
Here you'll finde the ventures that have successfully achieved an exit. We couldn't be prouder!
Bnear
THE VIRTUAL OFFICE FOR TEAMS
Know someone who is interested in one of our ventures?
Then make an appointment with a decision-maker and earn €100 per meeting - and even more if the deal is closed. Sounds interesting? Then head over to our referral program.
Unsuccessful Ventures
Did you know 9 out of 10 startups don’t survive? Although we do everything in our power to support our ventures, not all of them succeed.
emplu
BENEFIT MANAGEMENT MADE SIMPLE

Want to be a part of our portfolio?

Then keep reading. After all, allygatr is here to support you operationally, financially and emotionally.
In our allyance, every venture's success rests on the long-term motivation and drive of our founders. That’s why we always have their best interest in mind. It’s your startup. It's our goal to help you succeed.
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We will be there for you on your journey.


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Even the greatest idea can fail when there’s no market. We will help you test and validate your concept as well as develop a lean business model that’s stable, lucrative and brings long-term success.
allygatr will not only help you find your way through the (German) bureaucracy jungle, but will also help with hands-on, operational support in all necessary fields, e.g. sales, marketing or software development.

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In order for you to start developing your business, allygatr will not only provide you with a seed capital, but also support you financially in further investment rounds. Along the way, we will guide and advise you on how to become an expert in raising funds. Trust us, we’ve done this MANY times before.
After the founding process, we will stay by your side for at least 6 months, always eager to help you overcome any obstacles you might encounter. Together with other allygatr startups, you will be part of a strong HR network made up of cooperation and companionship.

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What our ventures think about working with us.

"allygatr helped us especially with sales/ market entry and building a strong team."

Steffen Biese

Founder & CEO, Workbee

"allygatr has supported us with expertise and know how from the beginning. In addition, they gave us the opportunity to use missing resources (marketing/IT) in the growth phase and therefore scale up our company to the next level."

Marc Altmeyer

COO, Searchtalent

"We joined Ben and his team because of their vast knowledge in HR and years of experience in recruiting. They help us where we need help right now, be it in platform building, marketing or sales."

Luisa Schmitt

Founder, Hammerjobs

Only members of the allyance will benefit from these unique allygatr advantages.

Quick access to clients and investors

We know a lot of people. Really, a lot. As an ally, you will profit from our access to thousands of B2B contacts across the entire HR and recruiting landscape, including potential clients and investors for your business. Our network includes investors with C-Level experience in top companies like SAP, HAUFE etc.

Financing & funding for your startup

Let’s talk about numbers: In order for you to have a good start, allygatr/ we will provide you with a seed capital of up to 100.000 €. Minimum 80% company equity will stay with you. It’s your company, after all. Later, allygatr is also open to invest in following funding stages, like seed & series A and will connect you with top investors who you will convince through an awesome pitch training with us.

>20 years of management experience

Building companies is probably embedded in our DNA. Our CEO Ben started his first company when he was only 16 years old and built several HR companies (like Searchtalent for example). allygatr advisor Jan Dzulko founded his first startup in 2003, which he later sold to CHECK24 and then establish an incubator for local market places. We now want to share this knowledge and experience with all our allies.

Expert (HR) knowledge

We have a high-caliber network of people working in recruiting, marketing and sales as well as in software and web technology - and we care for you. Our team has a strong background in HR and recruiting topics and will advise and support practically. Benefit from our years of professional experience in HR and make it your own - even though you might just be starting out.

Flexible approach

We are strong believers in the lean business model. Discuss and test your hypotheses or MVP with us and our B2B network and make this your personal advantage. Plus: With allygatr, you can rely on quick decisions.

Emotional support

We know that in the beginning nobody cares, and that success looks all too easy looking back. The biggest danger to bold business ideas is to lose faith too quickly. We will help you pick yourself up when setbacks happen.

We are looking for (future) founders...

Do you have a great idea that will revolutionize the HR and recruiting world? Or do you already have a startup in a germinal stage and need our expertise and support to scale your business? Get in touch with us and present your idea or business model.
We are excited for your submission!

Please send us an intro and don't forget your pitch deck!
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Everything you need to know.

Frequently asked questions

Why allygatr?
Have you read our vision yet? "We shape the future of work.", which means we are always on the lookout for promising and visionary HR Tech solutions that go hand in hand with digitalization and needs of our society, especially in the context of work.We have a highly qualified team with experience in investing in and building successful HR Tech companies. Plus, after decades in the HR industry we gathered not only extensive knowledge, but also extraordinary contacts in the scene. We are your door openers.
Why an operational HR Tech VC?
To quote our own mission: “We scout, sign and scale early HR Tech startups. Based on our exceptional expertise and unique allyance network, we enable them to build companies people simply love.” That being said, we go several steps further than your average VC that is just in it for the EXIT. 

We are not solely focused on short-term gains but pursue a long-term investment strategy. Therefore, we invest in sustainable and forward-thinking solutions that are poised for long-term success and have a positive social impact. 

In addition to financial support, we offer you operational support in all areas of starting a business. Be it sales, marketing, business development, product design, finance, legal, leadership training and so on. When we agree to invest in your startup, you can be sure that we value it at least as much as you do and want it to be the best version possible.
What do you invest in?
We invest in ideas or early-stage startups that are focused on the future of work and that are either based in the German-speaking region or want to do business in it. 
What don't you invest in?
In non-HR-Tech relevant topics or topics which are not directed towards the future of work. We also do not invest in later stages but exclusively in early stage startups. Also you should either be based in the German speaking area - or want to do business in this area.
What stage do you invest in?
We invest as early as possible. In many of our investments, we were founding shareholders. In almost all cases, we were on board before or with the first business angels. 
In which regions do you invest?
At the moment, all our holdings are in German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria & Switzerland). However, we are also open for startups from abroad who want to enter these markets thanks to us. 
Do you lead investments?
We are both: happy lead investor as well as we have no problem investing with other investors. 
What are your terms?
We invest - depending on the maturity of the idea / venture - between 25,000 to 125,000 EUR cash. In addition, we invest between 6 - 24 months of operational support. The total investment therefore usually amounts to between 50,000 EUR to 250,000 EUR. We can invest in the form of a capital increase or a convertible loan and always require at least 5% of the company after the subsequent financing round. 
How do you make decisions?
After sending your pitch deck, the allygatr management team will take a look at it. We can then make a decision as allygatr. If we are intrigued, an invitation to a pitch will follow. Depending on the topic, 1 - 3 members of the allygatr team usually take part. After the pitch an internal vote will take place and a decision will be made.  After the acceptance by us, a small due diligence follows.
How long does your process take?
In > 90 % of all cases the time from sending the pitch deck to transferring the money (if by convertible loan) is less than 4 weeks, in some cases less than 1 week. 
Should our product be ready before you talk with us?
No! We also invest in ideas. For example, we have already helped several of our investments to become successful, profitable companies within the first year after foundation! There is no such thing as "too early" with us.